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Adaptation and Validation of the Resilience Characteristics Scale in Spanish Sports Teams in different Cultures

Authors

  • Miguel Ángel López-Gajardo Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Inmaculada González-Ponce Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Tomás García-Calvo Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura
  • José Carlos Ponce-Bordón Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Francisco Miguel Leo Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Extremadura

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to adapt and validate the Sports team Resilience Characteristics Scale (ECRED) to Spanish in different cultures. Participants were 613 players (493 men and 140 women) aged between 14-40 years (M = 20.09; DT = 5.07), under-18, and senior teams in collective sports in Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, and Mexico. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis reaffirmed that the scale had adequate factor validity with two first-order factors (characteristics of resilience and vulnerability under pressure) and acceptable values ​​of internal consistency (α > .70). Furthermore, the moderate correlation between cohesion factors supported the discriminant validity. To analyze the nomological validity, the variables of cohesion, collective efficacy, and intra-team conflict were used, finding significant correlations between them. The scale was invariant with respect to sex and category. Therefore, ECRED can be considered as a valid and reliable scale to assess team resilience in collective sports by sports psychologists.

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2021-03-01

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Miguel Ángel López-Gajardo, Inmaculada González-Ponce, Tomás García-Calvo, José Carlos Ponce-Bordón, & Francisco Miguel Leo. (2021). Adaptation and Validation of the Resilience Characteristics Scale in Spanish Sports Teams in different Cultures. Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 29(4), 256-265. Retrieved from https://rpd-online.com/index.php/rpd/article/view/246